MASON CITY – Mayor Eric Bookmeyer is recommending that the Mason City Council approve a local businessman to the Mason City Human Rights Commission.
Mark C. Stanton, 61, owner of Boxes Unlimited, applied as a volunteer to the board. Bookmeyer is asking the council to make the approval at Tuesday’s council meeting.
Stanton wrote on his application that he wants “to help my city get passed this change,” presumably referring to the dramatic budget cut imposed by Bookmeyer and the Council upon the Human Rights agency.
Bookmeyer was asked by the commission – and declined – to appoint Dan Ramaeker to the commission. Ramaeker was recently appointed as a “friend” to the commission.
Stanton would fill a vacancy left by Cameron Sarjeant. The term for the position expires in 2015.